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Trent University welcomes Over 2,000 New Students


Quality learning environment attracts more scholarship winners and transfer students as well as increased enrollment in professional programs and registrations at Trent in Oshawa

Monday, September 12, 2005

(Peterborough) Trent University is attracting more scholarship students, transfer students, interest in professional programs and enrollment at Trent in Oshawa this year as the institution welcomes more than 2,000 new students when classes begin today.

The number of students transferring from another college or university has increased 12 per cent over last year.

"More scholarship students are attending this year than ever before," said Susan Salusbury, University Registrar. This includes prestigious scholarship winners from the Peterborough and Lindsay areas. "It reinforces the quality of the students who attend Trent and who thrive in our unique learning environment.

"The increase in the number of students is attributed to the quality of our programs; students tell us that the reason they are transferring is because of the programs we offer and the experiences that their peers have had at Trent University," she said.

Final enrolment numbers will be confirmed by the official November 1, 2005 count date. However, preliminary projections show approximately 2,000 new full-time students will register for courses this year.

Limited enrolment programs such as Education, Forensics, and Nursing are all filled this year. The B.Ed. (consecutive program), in particular, has seen an increase of over 50 per cent in the number of full-time and part-time students attending this year.

Trent University's program in Oshawa has also experienced an increase of over 20 per cent in the number of students attending. Offering degree programs in both arts and science, Trent in Oshawa continues to attract students to its unique environment.

"In addition to our healthy enrolment for Trent students, we are very pleased to offer a substantial number of places in our courses to students from our partner institution, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology," said Associate Dean Jocelyn Aubrey, who has responsibility for Trent's program in Oshawa.

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For more information, contact Susan Salusbury, Registrar, at (705) 748-1011, ext. 1677 or Jocelyn Aubrey, Associate Dean, at (705) 748-1011, ext. 7949.

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